Protect Against Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware penetrates organizations in multiple ways, so fighting it requires more than one product. Ransomware protection starts at the DNS layer, covers the email, and secures the endpoint. Our solutions are backed by industry-leading Talos threat research.

Email Protection

Email is still the number one vector of attack leveraged by ransomware attacks. With industry-leading URL intelligence, Cisco Secure Email keeps your users’ inboxes safe from ransomware.

Web Protection

Umbrella sees how bad actors behave online. Umbrella provides better accuracy and detection of compromised systems, blocks malicious internet requests, and prevents ransomware at the earliest stage of infection.

Endpoint Protection

Continuously analyze file activity across all devices on your network, so you can automatically detect, contain, isolate and remove ransomware before it encrypts your endpoints.

Ransomware is the most profitable type of malware in history.

In the past, attackers primarily tried to steal information and maintain long-term access to their victims’ systems and resources. They typically did not deny access to systems or destroy data.

Ransomware has changed the game from stealthy access to extortion.

In a ransomware attack, victims pay attackers directly to recover their files. The emergence of anonymous currencies, such as Bitcoin and Ripple, has meant that attackers can profit easily and with relatively low risk. This makes attacks highly lucrative and funds the development of the next generation of ransomware. As a result, ransomware is evolving at an alarming rate.

There are many ways an organization can be compromised by ransomware; the most common are email phishing attacks and web hosted malvertising. Port53 and Cisco can help protect your business from ransomware threats using a defense in depth architectural approach. This approach protects users both inside and outside the network.

Cybersecurity for the Future of Work

Your employees may be the most critical part of your cybersecurity strategy. Up to 25% of data breaches are caused by employee “mistakes” (2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study by Ponemon).

Protect your click-happy users with Cisco Umbrella.

Backed by Talos

Visibility, Intelligence, and Response

Cisco Talos is the largest commercial threat intelligence team in the world, composed of world-class researchers, analysts, and engineers. Industry-leading visibility, actionable intelligence, and vulnerability research drive rapid detection and protection for Cisco customers against known as well as emerging threats, to then be able to stop threats in the wild to protect the internet at large.

Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella with DNS and IP layer enforcement stops ransomware over all ports and protocols. Umbrella uses the internet’s infrastructure to our advantage to block malicious and unwanted domains, IP addresses, and cloud applications before a connection is ever established.

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Email Security

Cisco Cloud Email Security with Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) blocks ransomware delivered through spam and phishing emails. It even identifies malicious attachments and URLs.

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Compromised credential attacks are the hardest to catch because attackers are logging in with valid, albeit stolen, user credentials. Duo MFA is the easiest to use and most secure MFA solution on the market. Delivered through the cloud, Duo MFA helps reduce the risk of ransomware.

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AMP for Endpoints

Cisco Advanced Malware Protection for Endpoints stops ransomware files from taking your system hostage. While you can’t completely prevent risky cyber behavior, you can enhance the security of your endpoints and servers. 

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